Matthys Levy to deliver 14th Roland Batten Lecture this Wednesday Oct 23

 

14th Annual Roland Batten Lecture on Architecture and Design
HOW I FOUND MY GROOVE WORKING WITH THE 20TH CENTURY’S ICONIC ARCHITECTS

Wednesday October 23rd, 2013 at 5:30pm
301 Williams Hall, University of Vermont

The 2013 Roland Batten Lecture on Architecture will be given by Matthys Levy, Principal and Chairman Emeritus of Weidlinger Associates, Consulting Engineers. He was born in Switzerland and graduated from the City College of New York and Columbia University, where he served as an adjunct professor.

“When you think of modern architects after Wright, the names that come to mind are: Gropius, Breuer, Saarinen, van der Rohe, Pei, all of whom were active in the post WWII Era in America. And I was, because of fate and dumb luck, able to work with almost all of them. This was a time when structural expression was the norm and I was in a position to influence the final appearance of buildings. It was a golden age of collaboration that brought us many of the iconic structures we still admire.”

Please join us for this free lecture and reception, sponsored by the Roland Batten Memorial Fund, TruexCullins Architecture + Interior Design, and the University of Vermont’s Visiting Artists, Art Critics & Art Historian’s Lecture Series.

For more info, visit the Events page of the UVM Department of Art and Art History.

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